June 6, 2016 Subject:
I don't think there was a better outdoor venue to see the dead than the Greek. Only on a trailer at the intersection of haight and ashbury would be closer to their roots.
May 26, 2016 Subject:
I had the AUDs from the 83 Greek run for a while now, and it's nice to be able to hear a worthy SBD thanks to Charlie.
As the reviewer below me said, yeah Jer is low in the mix, but I don't think it sounds bad, and I think it makes the band sound more lush.
The boys had written a letter to Garcia in the early 80's complaining about how he was stealing the show, I wonder if this is why so many shows from 82-86 have Jer low in the mix, Greek 84 SBD's also have Jer very low in the mix.
Anyway, this has long been a fave of mine. The China>Rider is especially nice, I like how the beginning of China Cat is with Bob fixing a broken string the boys have a nice little funky jam waiting on him, then when he gets back at it the crowd goes wild which can be heard much better on the wonderful AUD sources.
The Eyes is amazing, I often hear people say "oh it was a good Eyes for 83" but there are many killer Eyes from 83, 10/14/83 is another one which smolders.
So yeah, this show is the tits, I highly recommend. This show, and the 5/15/83 shows are wonderful, I recommend the Help>Slip>Frank from the last show, so good. The middle show, 5/14/83 is good, but nothing really spectacular.
December 3, 2015 Subject:
good show/ jerry low in mix
phil is FAT but garcia is low/very low too bad. still a good listen but you really miss GARCIA which is how should i say??? usually the center of attention. if he was bigger in the mix this would be a REAL KEEPER
November 11, 2014 Subject:
First Hell in a Bucket!
Pretty darn good debut of Hell in a Bucket. As reported on David Dodd's Annotated lyrics, the line omitted from this song would've been:
"And while you were saying your mantra
I was humping your very best friend
And comparing myself to Sinatra
'Cause I did it my way in her end."